Year 2: Blog items

Art Club with Miss Ward, by Miss Houlihan

Date: 9th Nov 2021 @ 8:54pm

πŸŽ†πŸ’₯πŸŽ‡ Year 1 and 2 used chalk pastels in Art Club with Miss Ward to create these beautiful firework pictures last week! They also learned about how to stay really safe on bonfire night πŸŽ‡πŸ’₯πŸŽ†

Art Club with Miss Ward, by Miss Houlihan

Date: 9th Nov 2021 @ 8:53pm

Art Club made poppies, talked about what Remembrance Day is and why we wear poppies with Miss Ward today 🌹🌹🌹

Celebrating Black History Month, by Mrs Schultz

Date: 20th Oct 2021 @ 10:23pm

In Year 2 we have been celebrating Black History month by learning about the civil rights activist Rosa Parks. After hearing her story, the children drew an outline of a girl. They then wrote all the characteristics that made Rosa such a brave and courageous person of her time. Some of the words the children wrote were really thoughtful and inspiring. We're really proud!

 

Year 2 National Poetry Day 2021, by Miss Adamczewska

Date: 12th Oct 2021 @ 10:00am

National Poetry Day is the annual mass celebration on the first Thursday of October that encourages all to enjoy, discover and share poetry. This year, National Poetry Day takes place on 7 October 2021, and the theme is Choice.

National Poetry Day generates an explosion of activity nationwide, thousands of amazing events across the UK – on doorsteps and at kitchen tables, in gardens and streets, in schools, libraries and public spaces both online and offline – all celebrating poetry’s power to bring people together. 

The Day starts conversations, it encourages love of language – and best of all, it’s open to absolutely everyone to join in, quietly or noisily in rewarding and enjoyable ways. As the artform’s most visible moment, it showcases the ways in which poetry adds value to society.

Here are amazing Year 2's...

Year 2 Science, by Mrs Schultz

Date: 10th Oct 2021 @ 11:26pm

Over the last couple of weeks, Year 2 have been looking at 'living things and their habitats' in our Science lessons. We visited Father Michael's Garden, looking for signs of wildlife and plants. We then went over to our EYFS grounds and Edible Garden to hunt for minibeasts! We found all sorts of creatures hiding under leaves, under logs, in the grass, in the soil and on the trees and bushes! Great work bug hunters!

Y2 Mrs Schultz, by Mrs Harris

Date: 13th Jul 2021 @ 10:26am

Year 2 recreated the England flag in school today 

Y2 England flag

Year 2 Vlog 13/07/21, by Miss Hanton-Wise

Date: 13th Jul 2021 @ 9:20am

Year 2 Vlog 12/07/21, by Miss Hanton-Wise

Date: 12th Jul 2021 @ 3:18pm

Year 2 Spellings W/B 10.05.21, by Miss Hanton-Wise

Date: 11th May 2021 @ 2:40pm

Here are Year 2 spellings for W/B 10.05.21

We are looking at 'Adding -y to words ending in -e'

shiny

slimy

icy

stony

smoky

bony

shaky

scary

noisy

sparkly

We will be completing the test on Friday 14.05.21

Good Luck  :)

 

Year 2 Blog 03.03.21, by Miss Hanton-Wise

Date: 3rd Mar 2021 @ 11:02am

Your Wednesday activities ae:

Maths

 

In this lesson you will be solving equations using addition and subtraction strategies. (Lesson 1/2)

 

Follow the link to complete the lesson.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-solve-problems-in-context-using-addition-and-subtraction-part-1-6hjpac

 

 

English

 

Your tasks for today will be to use expanded noun phrases to help describe characters in the story more vividly.

 

Follow the link to complete the lesson.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-expanded-noun-phrases-to-describe-c8wk2t

 

 

Science

Today you will be learning all about different plants which grow in the wild. We will be describing their appearance and looking at the importance of having wild plants in our environment.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-types-of-plants-grow-in-the-wild-70w3jt

KINDNESS CHALLENGE

 

How many kindness activities can you complete this week!

World Book Day 4th March 2021, by Miss Flynn

Date: 3rd Mar 2021 @ 10:07am

World Book Day | World Book Day is a registered charity. Our mission is to  give every child and young person a book of their own.

World Book Day - 4th March 2021

World Book Day changes lives through a love of books and shared reading. Our mission is to promote reading for pleasure, offering every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own. Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success – more than their family circumstances, their parents’ educational background or their income. We want to see more children with a life-long habit of reading for pleasure and the improved life chances this brings them. Designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, World Book Day is marked in over 100 countries around the globe.

Throughout the day, your child's teacher will upload activities to complete to SchoolSpider however there are also a number of free events being hosted throughout the day.

See below for further information and don't forget to send photographs in if you have dressed up!

Most importantly- keep reading!

Miss Flynn :)

4TH MARCH

In the morning…

BBC Breakfast: tune in to see Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo and Malcolm Donaldson sharing stories while dressed up as the book characters! If you’re inspired, check out our ideas on how to make your own book character costume to wear while you share your favourite stories. 

9:15am: Join CBBC presenter Kenzie Benali and Football School authors Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton for a fun, free live event! Hosted in collaboration with the National Literacy Trust and the Premier League, the event will be an interactive quiz, including a round led by footballers from the Premier League, the English Football League, and Women’s Super League! Join the event here

9-10am: Scala Radio’s Screentime with World Book Day. Scala will be playing music from films and TV shows that have been adapted from children’s books, including The Secret Garden, The BFG and Harry Potter. There will be exciting conversations about how to get involved with World Book Day, as well guest readings throughout the day. 

In the Afternoon…

1:45-2:45pm: Fonetti’s World Book Day online extravaganza! Register in advance to hear stories from Clare Balding and Christina Gabbitas, who will answer questions from young readers. Fonetti are also launching a new competition, where the winners can become a published author. Register for the event here

 2-2.45pm: KS3 event with Robert Muchamore, in partnership with South West ASCEL schools/libraries and Authors Aloud 

2.30pm – 3.30pm: Twinkl’s World Book Day Quiz! Twinkl are hosting a fun, quick fire World Book Day quiz. For children in the early years there will be the reading of a short story then asking some fun, quiz questions based on the book to practice children’s retelling and recall skills. Afterwards, there’s some further quiz fun as children can try to name that story with Twinkl’s PowerPoint and/or try another scavenger hunt for some further screen free, energy-burning fun. 

Big World Book Day Virtual Book Bonanza with At Home 4 Indies: Two brilliant schools events for KS1 and KS2, featuring Konnie Huq, Andy Shepherd, Jonny Duddle, Julia Patton, John Kane and Chris Wakling. Email athomewith4indies@gmail.com for more information. 

Become a RECORD SMASHER!  In celebration of the upcoming publication of The Incredible RecordSmashers by Jenny Pearson, Usborne and Guinness World Records are encouraging as many children as possible to have at a book-based challenge this World Book Day! Book tower & topple, book stacks, balancing books on your head… Everyone who has a go gets an official certificate to prove they are INCREDIBLE – get involved here

For older readers…

4-5pm: Spark Your Story with this free virtual Creative Writing Workshop. Aimed for ages 16-25,  join Isabelle King, Norfolk Storyteller and children’s author, to explore the stunning landscapes of Alfred Cohen, to inspire your writing. At the end of the workshop you will have created a setting, character and the start of your own amazing story. Click here to book your place.

Year 2 Blog 01.03.21, by Miss Hanton-Wise

Date: 28th Feb 2021 @ 9:43pm

Happy Monday!

Maths

This week you will be focusing on addition and subtraction.

In this lesson you will use addition and subtraction strategies to solve equations. (Lesson 1/2)

Follow the link to complete the lesson

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-addition-and-subtraction-part-1-c4t32c

English

This week you will be working on describing a setting!

You will be using ‘How Coyote Brought Fire to the Earth’ to help you with this!

Follow the link to hear the story and complete the lesson.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-listen-and-respond-to-a-story-ccrk4d

RE

To start off our RE topic of the Mass, It is important to know where Mass takes place.

Today you will be learning about the church – the place of worship in Christianity.

You will learn about the features of a church and also look at two very famous churches in England.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/where-do-christians-worship-71k64t

KINDNESS CHALLENGE

How many kindness activities can you complete this week!

Kindness Challenge for Kids - Free Kindness Printable - Natural Beach Living

Year 2 Blog 26.02.21, by Miss Hanton-Wise

Date: 26th Feb 2021 @ 9:06am

Happy Friday!!

 

Maths

 

For your last shape lesson this week you will be learning to:

 

To describe and classify 2D shapes (thenational.academy)

 

English – Fiction

 

Recap the story of Beegu by following the link…

Γ°ΕΈβ€œΕ‘ BEEGU - ALEXIS DEACON - STORY TIME READ ALOUD - BOOKS FOR KEY STAGE 1 - FUN BOOKS FOR KIDS - SPACE - YouTube

 

Think about how Beegu was feeling about being in school ‘She thought she found the perfect place’. 

 

You will be writing a letter to Mrs McGunigall as if you were Beegu,

 

You need to:

Describe yourself and why you would be a good student at our school!

Try your best to use adjectives, similes and BOYS sentences.

 

 

History –

 

Watch this BBC bitesize video about air travel: Air travel in the 20th century - KS1 History - BBC Bitesize

 

You are to design their own flying machine – use things from around the house e.g. toilet rolls, playdough, books.

-- OR –

 

  •  you can draw, colour and label a picture of your flying invention!

 

Year 2 Blog 24.02.21, by Miss Hanton-Wise

Date: 24th Feb 2021 @ 10:51am

Maths

Shape lesson 2

 

Today you are going to be learning how to describe and classify 3D shapes!

 

To describe and classify 3D shapes (thenational.academy)

 

English

 

Recap the story of Beegu on Youtube

 

You are going to focus on the physical characteristics of Beegu.

 

Draw a picture of Beegu and use labels to write about his characteristics. What does he looks like? What is his personality like?

 

Cute                      yellow

                     friendly

Tiny                 adventurous

 

Science

– Plants

 

Follow the link to learn about what the different parts of trees and plants are called.

 

What are the parts of trees and plants called? (thenational.academy)

 

PSHE

 

We hope you enjoyed your joyful activity from yesterday! Continue working through the joyful calendar!

 

Today you will be thinking of 3 things you are grateful for!

                                         

Year 2 Vlog 12.02.21, by Miss Hanton-Wise

Date: 12th Feb 2021 @ 11:35am

Year 2 Vlog 11.02.21, by Miss Hanton-Wise

Date: 11th Feb 2021 @ 10:37am

Year 2 Vlog 10.02.21, by Miss Hanton-Wise

Date: 10th Feb 2021 @ 12:46pm

Year 2 Vlog 09.02.21, by Miss Hanton-Wise

Date: 9th Feb 2021 @ 11:12am

Year 2 Vlog 08.02.21, by Miss Hanton-Wise

Date: 8th Feb 2021 @ 10:26am

Year 2 Vlog 05.02.21, by Miss Hanton-Wise

Date: 5th Feb 2021 @ 1:20pm

Year 2 Vlog 04.02.21, by Miss Hanton-Wise

Date: 4th Feb 2021 @ 10:08am

Year 2 Vlog 03.02.21, by Miss Hanton-Wise

Date: 3rd Feb 2021 @ 4:18pm

Year 2 Home Learning Vlog 02/02/21, by Miss Hanton-Wise

Date: 2nd Feb 2021 @ 11:48am

Happy Tuesday!

Here are your activities for today!

 

Have a great day,

Miss McNamee, Miss Wise, Miss McLaughlin, Mrs Wright and Mrs Dunleavy :)

Year 2 Vlog 01.02.21, by Miss Hanton-Wise

Date: 1st Feb 2021 @ 10:12am

Year 2 Vlog 29.01.21, by Miss Hanton-Wise

Date: 29th Jan 2021 @ 9:28am

Happy Friday Year 2!

 

Today's Maths is your final lesson of Division this week. 

 

Today's English is using all you have learnt this week to create your own leaflet persuading people to go to South Africa! 

We hope you enjoyed last weeks Science Live Stream from The National Marine Centre, please follow the link to see what they are up to this week!!

 

Enjoy your weekend, make sure to get some fresh air!

Miss McNamee, Miss Wise, Miss McLaughlin, Mrs Wright and Mrs Dunleavyyes

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